My buddy Tony Ardoin (River Road) called me up the other day to tell me about some new music from local musician Joel Martin. Tony is playing guitar for Joel so he gets to see up close the talent that this 23-year-old has to offer. And boy is this guy good! The songs he sent me are from a forthcoming new cd that Joel's still working on. I believe this will be his third studio album. I'm gonna play this song later tonight on the Bayou Country Show but I'll give you a sneak peak right now:

Remember that one right? Originally recorded by Otis Redding (and written by Redding). Nice rendition of that classic.

Check out the Joel Martin Project next time they're playing around town. You won't be disappointed.